The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is supposed to be a light and fun event where people get roasted. Unfortunately, parts of it didn’t go over well this year, with President Joe Biden making a cringe-worthy “Dark Brandon” moment, having trouble with the teleprompter, and showing once again what a nasty and unfunny character he can be.
During the dinner, Biden took a shot at Tucker Carlson, who is known for being critical of the Biden administration. However, the joke fell flat, even with those who don’t align politically with Carlson.
Biden commented, “We really have a record to be proud of: vaccinated the nation, transformed the economy, earned historic, precedented victories and midterm results. But the job isn’t finished. I mean, it is finished for Tucker Carlson.”
It was clear that Biden was trying to get a big laugh, but the joke didn’t land. Biden couldn’t even say what was written out for him coherently, which made the moment even more awkward. He may have meant to say “unprecedented,” but it was slurred over and unclear.
Biden’s attack on Carlson shows, once again, just how petty and childish he can be. He can’t take being challenged or questioned by anyone on what he does. It’s not the first time Biden has gone after Carlson, and it likely won’t be the last.
But what’s interesting is that Biden seems to think they’ve finished off Carlson, which is far from the truth. Carlson may be temporarily silenced while working out the contract with Fox, but he will be around for a long time after Biden has disappeared from the political scene. Biden’s comment highlights his lack of understanding of the current political climate.
Biden claimed that his administration had transformed the economy and earned historic victories. However, many Americans are suffering under his policies, and the Democrats lost the House in the midterms, which is hardly a victory.
“We’ve had so many victories…’vaccinated’ the Nation…and achieved great things…and we got the job done…and it’s finished for Tucker Carlson…” -Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/PfRZrqcSnA
— Liz Churchill (@liz_churchill9) April 30, 2023